President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the joint force between security agencies on the operations against Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho.
In a statement made by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, he state that Nnamdi Kanu and the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) leaders are known for murderous actions and virulent messaging.
He attested to “international operation” against Kanu that resulted in his hand over to the national intelligence agency (NIA) and then repatriation.
According to Shehu, the violence inspired by IPOB has led to hundreds of fatalities, particularly directed at government assets and Law Enforcement Agents.
There have been at last count, fifty separate violent attacks, heavily concentrated in the South-East, which heaped further hardship on our honest and hardworking citizens, preventing them from earning their livelihood and going about their normal lives.
Shehu also attested to the point that the government has been keeping track of the activities of IPOB and had strong cause to believe that their funding sources include proceeds of suspected illicit criminal activities.
The statement applauded the surprise attack at the residence of Sunday Igboho, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow kinsmen
Shehu stated that his seditious utterances and antics, publicly expressed, have overtime morphed into very hateful and vile laden speeches.
He noted that the government respects fundamental rights of citizens to express their views and recognizes this as a democratic tenet.
Shehu also applauded security agencies for their joint forces toward the successful arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, he stated that they have demonstrated significant deftness, guile and secrecy in carrying out these missions.